- 9 years ago
- Wedding: September 2009
You know how those posts stressing about “plus ones?” Well, I recently received my dad’s RSVP card in the mail, and he is bringing no less than FIVE people. I addressed the invitation to my dad and his girlfriend. They live together and although he has a history of shacking up with all kinds of crazy women (and I DO mean crazy!), they have been together for a while and I really have no problem with her. Three more guests were easily explained (if not exactly invited) as she has three children. The final guest? Her teenage daughter’s boyfriend. Yes, you read that correctly. So my dad is bringing his girlfriend, her two young children, her teenage daughter and the teenage daughter’s boyfriend (who, by the way, I have never met). Wow. And we are paying for all of them to eat. On top of that, we reserved cabins for our guests at our reception site, so we are also paying for them to sleep. Thanks, Dad.
I talked to him on the phone about it and tried to just subtly express my surprise that he was bringing so many guests. No connection… *sigh*
He then asked if he was required to wear a “monkey suit” – he isn’t– and whether he had any jobs in the wedding. I told him I did plan on having him walk me down the aisle as is traditional, and he noted that in that case “he supposed he would have to shower and shave.” I know he was trying to be funny, but it fell totally flat. My dad is very much the black sheep of the family, and at times like this I know why!